Childhood Asthma complications
Childhood Asthma

Complications could include:

  • Pneumothorax is a collapsed lung. This occurs when air becomes trapped in the space around the lungs. Along with a steady ache in the chest and shortness of breath, your skin or lips may turn blue.
  • A collapse of the lung, also called pneumothorax, occurs when air that normally circulates within the lung leaks into the space between the lung and the chest wall, pushing the lung down or causing it to collapse.
  • A lung abscess is a bacterial infection that occurs in the lung tissue. The infection causes tissue to die, and pus collects in that space.
  • When an infant is born prematurely, the lungs may not have time to fully develop. This can lead to a variety of immediate breathing disorders.
  • Pneumonia is an infection of the lungs. General symptoms include chest pain, fever, cough, nausea, and difficulty breathing. Blue skin, high fever, and bloody mucus are serious signs.
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